This past Saturday, I forced Joe to celebrate his birthday (which he shares with his younger brother Dave). Joe never wants to make a big deal out of it, but I still try to make it special.
It's become a 'tradition' in our household that if it's your birthday, you get to dictate breakfast. I think Joe may miss Hawaii because he requested an Acai Bowl with Homemade Granola.
|Birthday Boy reminiscing of waves and warm beaches.|
|Traditional dumplings, scallion pancake sandwich, corn fritters, and kale salad.|
|Our wonderful host and bartender!|
|Trying out Katie's delicious Mojito Concoction|
|Can't wait for their wedding in the fall in Portsmouth!|
|A great spread complete with the most addicting artichoke dip.|
|Enjoying some pizza.|
|Learning about why interns are BS.|
|Gags looks intrigued.|
|Ben introduced us to Waboba? A water skipping ball.|
|But Gags skipped a little too far and Ben had to go retrieve it.|
|Team work to catch the ball! Another one our fall weddings we're looking forward to!|
|Ladies looking lovely with the sunset behind them.|
|Kudzma showing off her ultimate frisbee skills.|
|Claire being adorable as usual.|
|Craig showing off his best Tom Brady (too bad Brady is a baby)|
|All of us, enjoying our time together :)|
We finished the night off with a fruit tart and some sweets from Flour Bakery in Boston. Thanks Kudzma for letting me crash the party and make everyone sing to Joe.
|Happy Birthday Gags!|
Bonus recipe: Acai Bowl
Acai Bowl (for 2!)
Acai bowls are super easy to make and super healthy for you. We had them a couple of times in Hawaii and we're hooked on them. How could something so simple taste so delicious?
- 2 Unsweetened Acai Smoothie Packs (by Sambazon, found in the freezer section at Whole Foods)
- 2 Bananas
- 1 cup frozen blueberries/raspberries
- 1/2 cup almond/soy/regular milk (we typically drink almond)
- Granola (Recipe to come shortly!)
Put the 2 Acai packs (break up slightly with hands before squeezing out), 1 banana, 1 cup frozen blueberries and 1/2 a cup of milk into a blender. Blend and add more milk if too thick (but should be fine) - you want it the texture of a thick smoothie. Top with a drizzle of honey, the other banana sliced, and granola (homemade if you have it!). Easy and refreshing!